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A group of abortion-rights protesters march past U.S. Capital building

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Audio - Foreign Affairs

Beyond Roe: The Mutually Reinforcing Nature of Misogyny and Autocracy

| July 07, 2022

In the Foreign Affairs interview, Host Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses with Harvard's Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks why autocrats fear women, why feminist movements are such a powerful tool against autocracy, and what the assault on reproductive rights in the United States signifies for American democracy.

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Broadcast Appearance - WBUR

What Happens to Women's Rights When Democracy Backslides?

| Apr. 26, 2022

On Point interviews Anne Wingenter and Erica Chenoweth about the following questions: Does the attack on women's rights in the past have any relevance to the rapid spread of anti-abortion laws in the United States today? And are women's rights an early indicator of the health of a democracy overall?

Police detain demonstrators during an action against Russia's attack on Ukraine in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Newspaper Article - Harvard Gazette

What Would Be Signs Protests in Russia are Making a Difference?

  • Christina Pazzanese
| Mar. 13, 2022

The Gazette spoke with Erica Chenoweth, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard Kennedy School and a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Chenoweth studies mass protest movements, civil resistance, and political violence, and is the author of "Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know." 

Women attend an opposition action with portrait of jailed Belarusian women in front of them


Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Affairs

Revenge of the Patriarchs

| Feb. 11, 2022

Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks argue that It is not a coincidence that women's equality is being rolled back at the same time that authoritarianism is on the rise. Political scientists have long noted that women's civil rights and democracy go hand in hand, but they have been slower to recognize that the former is a precondition for the latter. 

Video - Harvard Kennedy School

Why Civil Resistance Works

| Sep. 08, 2021

We are living in an age of mass political participation, and civil resistance has emerged as a mainstay of the many social movements active around the world. On this episode of "Behind the Book", we speak with Erica Chenoweth, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard Kennedy School, about their new book, Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know, which provides a robust introduction to the theory and practice of civil resistance.

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

International Council Event Explores “The U.S.-China Rivalry in Five Dimensions”

The International Council is a prestigious group of senior business leaders and former government officials who care deeply about—and financially support—the Belfer Center’s mission to advance research, ideas, and leadership for a more secure, peaceful world. As part of a Center-wide effort to strengthen our community’s diversity, the Council has increased the number of female members four-fold in recent years. 

An illuminated traffic barrier is seen on the Capitol grounds before sunrise in Washington, Monday, March 8, 2021.

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Domestic Terrorist Plots Against the U.S. Government: How Serious is the Threat?

We asked several of our experts in intelligence and political violence to share their thoughts on the U.S. Capitol Police statement that militia groups may be planning to blow up the Capitol and “kill as many members as possible” during the upcoming (and still unscheduled) State of the Union address.  Erica Chenoweth, Paul Kolbe, Farah Pandith, and Nickolas Roth share their views. 

a protester holds a sign that reads "BLACK LIVES MATTER"

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Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

This Summer's Black Lives Matter Protesters Were Overwhelmingly Peaceful, Our Research Finds

| Oct. 16, 2020

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman's research shows that the Black Lives Matter uprisings of summer 2020 were remarkably nonviolent. When there was violence, very often police or counterprotesters were reportedly directing it at the protesters.